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Southern Maine Community Radio from The University of Southern Maine


Lagniappe (Music)


"Lagniappe" is a cajun word used in the New Orleans area meaning “a little something extra”. Mark Twain wrote about the word Lagniappe in Life on the Mississippi. He said “we picked up an excellent word, a word worth traveling to New Orleans to get, a nice limber, expressive handy word - lagniappe”. Twain further described how New Orleanians used the word when engaging in business transactions. He said customers would say “give me something for lagniappe”.Merchants responded by giving them “a bit of licorice root, a cheap cigar, or a spool of thread.” Today, lagniappe would be that extra bagel in a bakers dozen.

With Tony

Subbing for DJ Eydie May

Mon Apr 23rd 2018 1.30pm–3.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: eastern


DR JOHN “It Don't Mean a Thing - If It Ain't Got That Swing”
from Duke Elegant (BLUE NOTE)


Chris Ardoin & Double Clutchin “Lake Charles Connection”
from Gon' Be jus' Fine (UNKNOWN unknown)


The Meters “Cabbage Alley”
from Very Best Of The Meters (RHINO/WARNER BROS. 1975)

Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.